Contact Columbus Recreation and Parks Office of Special Events for assistance with the following:

  • Guidelines and regulations for producing a special event in Columbus
  • Coordination of city services for special events
  • Permitted use of parks for events
  • Securing city permission to conduct alcohol sales at public events
  • New event consultation

Events Planning Guide

2017 Special Event Planning Guide
The Columbus Recreation and Parks Special Events Office annually publishes a Special Events Planning Guide that assists event coordinators by compiling all permit applications, a directory of city department contacts and a overview of city regulations into one, step-by-step manual.

The Office of Special Events

1111 East Broad Street
Columbus, OH 43205
Phone: 614-645-3800

Jason Nicholson

Phone: 614-645-3335

Ron Keller

Phone: 614-645-3332